Really like infographics but lack the ability to make one by your little old lonesome? Have no fear, Piktochart is here. Proceed with caution…
If you, like me, can’t get enough of infographics now you can make your own. Piktochart is like “Infographics for Dummies” (i.e. Sarah Evans) — a relatively simple way to create basic storytelling graphics for your online publications. How does it work? Choose from one of three templates and then customize as needed. It doesn’t hurt if you have basic graphic design knowledge or have tooled around in any design applications, but it’s not necessary. Every box in the template is moveable and text boxes are simple “double click to edit” format.
Why proceed with caution? Just because it’s available doesn’t mean everything you do now needs to be done in infographic format.
Used sparingly, or when visual best suits a message this could be an effective tool. There’s a reason visual storytellers like JESS3 are in business, it’s not easy, nor is it something that anyone off the street can (or should) do.
Just out of private beta, you can grab a 30-day free trial of Piktochart (after that you have to move to a PRO account). Don’t worry, they don’t ask for your credit card info, blood type or your first born.
Questions? Go ahead and give them a call +1 408 600 2807 or hit them up on Skype at piktochart.
p.s. I’m eagerly awaiting the launch of Visual.ly’s new infographic tool. Once available you can bet a FAVE will follow shortly.